|Walking into daddy's work|
|They begged to cross the water on the stones on the way to picking up our work security badges.|
|They were pretty excited about those badges...and the goody bags.|
|You can see here though, Abbey seems more excited still about the work badge than the cool firetruck she is sitting in. :-)|
|for comparison purposes, we had them stand in front of the fire truck's tire so they could see how large it was.|
I know the event was called take your child to work day, but Drew and I really enjoyed all the events too. I was pretty excited to check out the telescopes and view the details of the sun.
|We headed to Drew's office for just a bit before the next event. As you can see, his photos need some serious updating! Those photos of the kids are from a few years ago. I am going to get on that soon! :-)|
Although the activities didn't give the kids a great idea of what Drew does on a day-to-day basis, they were excellent STEM activities: aimed to get the kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), each of which Drew uses regularly.
|Another great STEM activity was the bridge building event. Kids created bridges out of dry spaghetti and marshmallows.|
|Then, after it was finished, we had to see how strong it was by adding as many pieces of candy as possible before it fell apart. We eventually criss-crossed many spaghetti noodles along the bottom to hold the candy.|
|In this room, they also had a white board (as a "photo booth") and some fun props that the kids could use. Then, we used our phones to take their photo. I think these two sillies are pretty cute!|
|Here, Luke is using the "machine gun" dart gun. It was super cool!|
|It shot rounds onto the dart board.|
|Drew explained to the kids how he writes code (on the screen on the left) which creates a working application (like the screen on the right).|
|What an awesome "take your child to work" day!|